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of the nra wants the focus on the shooters. >> we need to find ways to get at the root causes of this kind of violence and keep firearms with ten-round magazines, 20-round magazines, whatever, out of the hands of the kinds of people who involve themselves in this kind of activity. and they are invariably severely mentally ill. >> reporter: but the nra is resisting universal background checks. >> if you can get a record of who owns fire arms, the government could force them to sell guns back to the government. that's basically confiscation. >> reporter: a more emotional debate, but not more agreement, at least not yet, despite the massacre at the school. and america remains divided. today's nbc news/"wall street journal" poll finds that the nra has not lost support. since newfound 41% approval, 34% disapproval. steve handlesman, news4. >>> is he a victim? coming up on news4, the latest on the notre dame player with an inspirational story that was all a hoax. >>> protecting the inauguration, why it's going to be even tougher to get a ticket to the swearing-in. ♪ >>> and did lady gaga steal
today. steve? >> recommendations that the nra is almost certain to oppose, maybe in their entirety. it's still a very powerful organization here on capitol hill. the question is, has it lost any power or influence or maybe gained it in the way of the massacres in all erroro, at the school in connecticut and today's shotgun killing in california that left a student wounded. another s.w.a.t. team at a school, another shooting incident. the images hit the networks as vice president said he'll send to president obama on tuesday a proposal to change u.s. gun laws. >> diminish the probability that what we've seen will okur, and diminish the probability that our children are at risk in their schools. >> reporter: the nra is expected to recommend a -- and large-capacity clips, and setting up a stronger background check system. no exceptions for gun shows and the internet market, where 40% of guns get sold in and out without any check to stop sales to criminals or the mentally ill. a mass shooting survivor said changing that is job one. >> not removing the second amendment from everybody. that'
legislation, conservative republicans are backing the nra. >> i fail to see how passing additional laws that the department of justice will not enforce is going to make america any safer. >> it's clear common ground on gun control may be hard to find. in the washington, i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> there was so much emotion during giffords' testimony, we decided to bring it to you in its entirety. we'll let you hear her full statement coming up at 4:30. >>> here's a live picture of the beltway at route 50 in prince george's county. this is the area where a truck, a tractor-trailer and fire truck collided, shutting down the beltway during the early morning hours. right now one lane is still closed on the inner and outer loops. seven peeped were injured in that accident, which also involved an suv. four of the injured are firefighters. one suffered extremely serious arm injuries, taken to a hospital in baltimore. late this afternoon authorities revealed the fire truck was making a u-turn in an area marked emergency vehicles only. the lights were not flashing, and the siren was off. at
that mentioned president obama's daughters. in the ad, the nra references the security the obama daughters receive at their school and calls the president hypocritical about gun control. in a statement just released, the organization's top lobbyists said the ad was ill-advised and says the ad was not particularly helpful. this just in to the news 4 live desk, i'm keith russell. >>> new highly contagious strain of norovirus is spreading not just across the nation, but around the world. the strain isn't particularly dangerous, but it is nasty and spreads fastest in places like schools, cruiseships, and nursing homes. more than 21 million americans get infected with norovirus every year and cases usually peak in january. tonight on "news 4 at 5:00," doreen gentzler will tell us how bad the virus is getting in our area. >>> a new report about the flu shows us it's still widespread in most states across the country. but there are some signs the illness is tapering off in parts of the east. as erika edwards reports now, some folks are coming up with unusual remedies. >> reporter: while many swea
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